Building Iraq in A Post-ISIS Era
Since Mosul was retaken by Iraqi forces supported by the international coalition in 2017, many observers have announced the end of the Islamic State (Daesh) and consequently the end of the war in Iraq. However, this will remain wishful thinking as long as we do not address social and political tensions, as well as issues of memory and representation for all communities. How can Iraq be rebuilt, a country fractured both socially and politically? How can the path towards national reconciliation be achieved? What is the foundation for political reconstruction and possible peace? Today, a redesign of the social fabric must be undertaken and local, national and international actors must take responsibility for it.
The debate will be held in English and Arabic with simultaneous French and English translation.
Tuesday 12 March
Espace Pitoëff - Grande salle
Co-presented with Courrier International
Mustafa Saadoon Director of the Iraqi observatory for Human Rights
Maha Alsakban Pediatric Consultant at the hospital of Diwaniya, chair of the Human Rights Advisory Board of Iraq
Francesco Motta Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Anne Poiret Film Director
Donatella Rovera Senior Crisis Response Advisor, Amnesty International
This debat is preceded by the movie:
By Anne Poiret
An Arte film
On 10 July , 2017, after 9 months of fighting, Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, was liberated from Daech, leaving only devastation. Who will lift Mosul up? Who will rebuild its western shore, martyred by the fighting? Who will restore the heritage destroyed by Daech? Over the course of a year, Anne Poiret followed the Iraqis' efforts to rebuild their city. Through key figures, she documented the difficulties faced by the population, the complacency of the Iraqi administration and, more broadly, the hesitations of the international community.
- Section Competition - Grand reportage
- Anne Poiret
- Magneto Presse
- Magneto Presse
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